Facebook has announced a port of GTA: San Andreas on the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Facebook – not to say Dead, his new name – Announced at the Connect event a major update for Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset : GTA San Andreas. The popular open-world video game from Rockstar Games will be born again on a platform that has, before, hosted such a vast experience. ” It’s a project that will take many years and we can’t wait to show you more. Commented the Oculus team In a press release.
Virtual reality is part of what Mark Zuckerberg calls ” metaverse » (or metaverse) and if today it looks like some kind of video conferencing with 3D characters used to disguise by communication many scandals Associated with the social network Facebook, the American also dreams of making it a fun tool, where multiplayer video games are part of the experience. A wish repeated during the introduction to the Facebook Connect conference.
After 17 years, GTA San Andreas is reborn…again
It’s hard to beat an open world title like GTA: San Andreas to bring the next generation of VR video games. What’s more, it should be remembered that the title is a perfect candidate for a headset that does not have unlimited power: Released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, GTA: San Andreas today blows out 17 candles – nothing more than polygons of its cars and other characters. The title will also be included in the final version that Rockstar Games would like to release to add a piece to it Great Nostalgia ATM Machine, with revamped graphics.
In any case, the controls should be adapted with a helmet oriented with body movements and controllers that are very different from what we found on PlayStation and on the platforms on which GTA: San Andreas was later launched. It is also impossible to imagine that the port is a third-person game, such as GTAs: Immersive Spectacle that will pass through the incarnation of the first person, FPS format, which will also require work on the entire game.
It remains to be seen if it will be released before or after GTA VI.
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